Author Archives: Carlos S. Baradello

About Carlos S. Baradello

Investor, thought leader, university professor, and advisor in areas of corporate innovation, born global entrepreneurship and venture capital investing.

The Post-COVID Education Disruption

Please include @baradello if you share this note Change vectors were seeking an “excuse” to disrupt the Education Sector, and…COVID-19 provided the perfect one! “We have to go from what is essentially an industrial model of education, a manufacturing model, … Continue reading

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65% of students dislike virtual learning environments necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For immediate release, August 3rd, 2020 This is a copy of the press released today of the research work conducted with my teaching partners Hap Klapp and Paul Campbell under our brand the 3 Amigos. A survey released in June … Continue reading

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Coming Out a Winner in the Wake of the COVID–19 Global Reset:

A Latin America Perspective of the Venture Capital (VC) Industry The success of the VC industry depends largely on the ability of General Partners (GPs) to invest in start–ups and exit years later at great multiples (buy low/sell high). This … Continue reading

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An Optimistic View of the Shelter–In–Place Order: 8 Weeks Later

I don’t think I truly understood what the future had in store when I published my optimistic blogpost at the beginning of the lockdown (March 17, 2020) in all San Francisco Bay Area counties in Northern California. Almost two months … Continue reading

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COVID-19 A Massive Global Reset? Part 2

Capturing the Opportunities after the 2020 Pandemic “A crisis is a terrible thing to waste” The objective of this second blogpost (Part 2 of 3), is to recognize that the on-going COVID-19 crisis and the ensuing global recession, will create … Continue reading

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COVID-19 A Massive Global Reset? Part 1

Capturing the Opportunities after the 2020 Pandemic “Luck favors the prepared mind….” Louis Pasteur The purpose of this blogpost is to look beyond the headlights of this ongoing global crisis and the global recession that is certain to follow and … Continue reading

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An Optimistic View of the Shelter–In–Place Order

Conditions brought about by the COVID–19 pandemic here in the United States and throughout the world are forcing dramatic behavior changes that were unthinkable months or even weeks ago. We had a first taste of these conditions last year when … Continue reading

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Completing The Latin American Innovation And Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The Latin America entrepreneurial ecosystem has developed significantly during the last decade. Today, Latin American entrepreneurs can benefit from multiple financing alternatives from both public and private sectors. The Latin American ecosystem has proven to be a fertile ground for … Continue reading

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Latin American Innovation And Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Will Be Incomplete Until Exits Become Ordinary Occurrences

Introduction: Incomplete Latin American Ecosystem From Chile to Mexico over the last decade, the Latin American Region (LatAm) has joined the Global Entrepreneurial Revolution in full force. Inspired by entrepreneurial developments in Chile––including the now notorious Start–Up Chile seed/acceleration program … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Grapes and Wines: Any imminent disruption?

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend a day in Sacramento at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium (Jan 23-25th 2018). It was a fascinating experience. I have participated in dozens, and possibly hundreds of, conferences … Continue reading

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